Requirements for Event Espresso

Event Espresso is an events registration and ticketing plugin for WordPress. Want to accept event registrations from your WordPress website? Event Espresso can help you with classes, conferences, workshops, nonprofit events, courses, festivals, and more!

Technical requirements


Required modules and server configurations

– The mod_rewrite module for Apache servers (if using pretty permalinks)
– An SSL certificate (if using an on-site payment gateway)
– PHP cURL module (most payment gateways require this)
– fsockopen support (some payment gateways require this)

Looking for an easy way to meet the requirements above? Check out our recommended web hosts below ↓.

Choose a WordPress host that will grow with you so you can focus on your events. Here are some of our member favorites for WP hosting.


“WP Engine is the best! Came from GoDaddy to WP Engine and received a significant performance boost. Well worth the monthly fees. – Mark H.”

“When it comes to hosting YOU really do get what you pay for. We use and highly recommend WP Engine. Why, because they listened to their customers. – Tom T.”

“I’m pretty much in love with DreamHost – now building my third site there & one of them runs EE4 – Michael K.”


Our recommendations come from our members. Check out our 2015 WordPress hosting survey and 2016 WordPress hosting survey.

Web hosts that we don’t recommend

Our members have not had a great experience with the following web hosts so we do not recommend them.



Are you currently using one of the web hosts above? Consider switching to one of the recommended web hosts so you can use Event Espresso for your events.

Not using WordPress?

Are you looking for an events solution with services like Squarespace, Weebly, or Wix? Our sister product Event Smart can help you.

Event Smart is flexible event registration software and can help with your online event registrations and event ticketing for events like classes, conferences, fundraisers, reunions, seminars, and more!

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